Research Internship

Research Internship Program

This program is designed for highly qualified and motivated YISS students who are interested in research projects or advanced coursework. Research Internship Program offers selected students the opportunity to participate in research projects or work as an intern in research centers or organizations at Yonsei University.

  • Program Period : Jul 2, 2019 ~ Aug 8, 2019 (6 weeks)
  • Working hours required : Mon-Fri, 14:00~18:00 (20 hours per week)
    * Working hours may vary depending on each sponsoring company’s conditions and student’s course schedule.
  • Qualifications : 2019 YISS participants enrolled in an accredited foreign university (Students enrolled in an accredited college or university in Korea, high school seniors who have been accepted to university and Yonsei students are not eligible.)
  • Number of Participants : approx. 20 students
  • Course Syllabus : File Down

Program Benefits

  • Research internship opportunity at Yonsei University
  • Scholarship or financial support (amount and payment method may vary according to project)
  • Earn six (6) credit points : 3 credits for YSRI internship and 3 credits for a YISS course (Graded on Pass/Non-pass basis)
  • Receive certificate of completion and become official member of YSRI network

Security Pledge Agreement and Collection of Personal Information Agreement

  • Additional documents, such as collection of personal information, may be required (security issues related to research projects are essential in terms of researchers).

How to Apply

To apply for the Internship Program, students are required to:

  1. 1. Submit the completed internship application on-line by Apr 26, 2019
    * Internship application will be available from Apr 8, 2019
  2. 2. Pay the full tuition for the YISS by Apr 30, 2019
    * Exchange students do not need to pay the tuition to Yonsei.

Application Timeline

Once your application is submitted, it will be forwarded to the internship sponsor, who will ultimately make a selection. Some sponsoring companies may choose to interview short-listed candidates by telephone or in person before recruiting interns.

Application Timeline (Tentative)
Student application Deadline Apr 8, 2019 ~ Apr 26, 2019
Tuition payment deadline Apr 30, 2019
Final announcements sent May 31, 2019
Course registration deadline Jun 5, 2019
Internship orientation Jul 1, 2019
Internship start & end date Jul 2, 2019 ~ Aug 8, 2019
Note :
  • Internship placement is not guaranteed. Final decisions will be made by individual company. Please be prepared with an alternate course approved from your home university in case you are not accepted to work as an intern.
  • Applicant may apply for up to 5 internship positions (KSIP&YSRI).
  • Please make extra caution when selecting internship positions and ask any questions before submitting your application. Once you are accepted, you cannot change your internship position or cancel your application.
  • For the detailed job description of each position, please refer to the list of sponsoring companies file attached.
  • The applicants should be admitted to YISS and pay the full tuition for the YISS by Apr 30, 2019. Exchange students do not need to pay the tuition to Yonsei.
  • Incomplete or late submissions and payment will not be taken into consideration for the internship.
  • For refund policy, please refer to this website: Refund Policy

Course Schedule Modules

  • The following modules are devised to assist internship participants for the course schedules.
  • Considering internship and course loads, participants can take one course(during period 1 or 2) in addition to the internship.
Module 1
  • Taking 1st period course and afternoon internship from Monday to Friday
  • Total obtainable credits : 6 credits
Period Class Hours MON TUE WED THU FRI
1 09:00~10:40 Course
11:00~13:00 Lunch & Moving
14:00~18:00 Internship
Module 2
  • Taking 2nd period course and afternoon internship from Monday to Friday
  • Total obtainable credits : 6 credits
Period Class Hours MON TUE WED THU FRI
2 11:00~12:40 Course
13:00~14:00 Lunch & Moving
14:00~18:00 Internship
Module 3
  • Taking 1A period course and afternoon internship from Monday to Friday
  • Total obtainable credits : 6 credits
Period Class Hours MON TUE WED THU FRI
1A 09:30~12:00 Course
12:00~14:00 Lunch & Moving
14:00~18:00 Internship

List of Participating Research Centers/Labs 2018

  • A list of participaing Reseach Centers for 2019 program will be updated around March, and we will continue to update it until the middle of April. So please check back with us!
Name of Professor Name of Research Center Summary of Research or Project Number of Internship Positions Available Support Requirements
Cheon, Jinwoo Center for Evolutionary Nanoparticles Understanding of Nanomedicine for Better Imaging and Therapeutics
Dimensional Nanomaterials for Next Generation Energy Applications
5 KRW 1,000,000 / month Major: Related fields with the research
Undergraduate/ Graduate
Cho, Jae Kook Peace Sharing Association Translating: Worldwide investment in cluster munitions Report
Translating: 2017 International Campaign to Ban Landmines Report
1 N/A Intermediate in Korean
Fluent in English
Major: International Relations, NGO, Peace studies, etc.
Chung, Kyongmee Behavioral Psychology Laboratory Developing an app-based social training program for autistic children
Investigation of need for elderly ICT use and developing cognitive improvement app program
3 N/A Intermediate in Korean
Fluent in English
Major: Psychology, Bio, Cognitive Science
Students with experimental method and statistics knowledge
Hwang, Seungwon Data Intelligence Lab Data intelligence, language understanding 5 N/A Major: Computer science
Fluent in English
Kim, Dae Eun Center for Nano-wear Friction and wear investigation of mechanical components
Nanotribology of coatings
2 N/A Major: Mechanical/ Materials Engineering, Physics
Undergraduate/ Graduate
Kim, Yongho Department of Political Science and Diplomacy North Korean politics and foreign policy
Security and the media in South Korea
1-2 N/A Intermediate in Korean
Intermediate in English
Lee, Gang Building Informatics Group (BIG) Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Construction IT
2 N/A Architecture, Civil Engineering, and related majors
Moon Kyungsun Physics Theoretical Study of Quantum Computer/Computational Neuroscience 2 KRW 200,000 / 6 week Prerequisite: Quantum Mechanics (1)
Major: Physics/Computer Science/Biology
Fluent in English
Oh, Kyunghwan Photonics Device Physics Laboratory (PDPL), Department of Physics During the internship, the participants will be introduced basics of fiber optics as below:
- Optical fiber (2009 Nobel Physics prize subject) principles
- Hands on experiences to prepare, connect, optical fibers
- Hands on experiences to operate fiber lasers and optical amplifiers
2 200,000 Major: Science and Engineering
Language: Intermediate level in English
Students who are interested in optics and photonics are welcome.
Basic knowledge of calculus is required.
General physics 101 is required.
Sohn, So Young Psychology Research on Metric Analysis in Management of Technology
Research using spatial data
1 N/A Intermediate in Korean
Fluent in English(Technical writing)
Major: Business, Statistics, Geography, Industrial Engineering
For any inquiries regarding the Korea Summer Internship Program, please contact:
  • Email :
  • Tel : (82-2) 2123-3988
  • Fax : (82-2) 2123-8706
  • Address :
    International Education Center, Office of International Affairs, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03722, Korea